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I am moving from Eugene OR to a small town outside Medford OR (Ruch) and the water has sulfur in it. I have been keeping cichlids for almost 7 years using the tap H2O from Eugene. Are there certain things I need to be worried about with Sulfur in the water? If it helps, I will have well water and will be living in the country. The realtor told me that if I dumped a bunch of salt into the well that the sulfur goes away. It isn't a strong odor or taste, but I have a great 50 gal planted tank that I am moving and don't want to have to get rid of the plants if possible. thanks for any suggestions.
 

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I assume the new house has well water. Usually a high sulfer content in the water comes with high iron as well. Have the watere tested to make sure it is safe to drink. You may need to add a water system to remove the excess sulfer and iron. Usually salt is used. Again have the water tested. If it is city water call the water dept and ask about the sulfer smell. Good luck
 

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the house was built in the 80's and they have been drinkin the water. Hadn't thought of the carbon, but thanks. Will the iron hurt the fish? It seems like it should be good for the plants in the tank.
 

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Sick-Lid-4-Life said:
I'm not so sure that salt removes sulfur from water. As far as removing it, I'm not sure. I know Prime smells like sulfur so is it possible that it's your dechlorinator that you smell ?
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I assume the new house has well water. Usually a high sulfer content in the water comes with high iron as well. Have the watere tested to make sure it is safe to drink. You may need to add a water system to remove the excess sulfer and iron. Usually salt is used. Again have the water tested. If it is city water call the water dept and ask about the sulfer smell. Good luck
Re-read the original post so you don't waste time asking question/giving uneeded advice. (S)He has not yet moved in (thus no water changes and no prime) and stated that it is well water and tasted/smelled the sulfur.
 

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teguc said:
The realtor told me that if I dumped a bunch of salt into the well that the sulfur goes away.
Realtors will say anything to make a sale. I would have the water tested and then address the issue with the appropriate water conditioning equipment.
 
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